Classifying Characters: Harry Potter

The Classifying Characters table will be published every week (hopefully, if I can stay on schedule) with a new fandom. The three categories are:

– House (from Harry Potter): Hogwarts students are sorted into one of four houses: Gryffindor, representing bravery and chivalry, Ravenclaw, representing intelligence and wit, Slytherin, representing ambition and cunning, and Hufflepuff, representing loyalty and hard work. Sort yourself here.

– Faction (from Divergent): When reaching the age of 16, teenagers undergo a test to place themselves in one of five factions: Dauntless, Erudite, Candor, Amity, and Abnegation. Take your aptitude test here.

-Myers Briggs Type Indicator: Often used in workplaces to determine personality types, the MBTI sorts you into 16 personality types, giving you a four-letter code. The options are Extravert vs Introvert, Sense vs Intuition, Thinking vs Feeling, and Perceiving vs Judging. Get your type here.

Name

House

MBTI

Faction

Harry Potter Gryffindor ISTP Dauntless
Hermione Granger Gryffindor INFJ Erudite (Candor)
Ron Weasley Gryffindor ESFP Amity
Ginny Weasley Gryffindor ESFJ Dauntless
Luna Lovegood Ravenclaw INFP Amity
Neville Longbottom Gryffindor ISFP Abnegation (Amity)

Song Analysis: “Love Is an Open Door” sung by Kristen Bell (Anna) and Santino Fontana (Hans)

This post contains spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Frozen, stop reading now. Hint: see Frozen.

Everything in italics is not my property or writing. These are direct quotes and songs from Disney’s Frozen.

Song: Love Is an Open Door
Artist: Kristen Bell (Anna) and Santino Fontana (Hans)

 

[Anna:] Okay, can I just, say something crazy?

[Hans:] I love crazy!

[Anna:] All my life has been a series of doors in my face
And then suddenly I bump into you


Ironically, in this verse, Anna is the one twisting the truth. When she says “All my life has been a series of doors in my face”, she is actually referring to one door: Elsa’s. She has become so reliant on Elsa; she hasn’t understood there are more facets to life than just her sister. After meeting Hans, she realises “Hey! I don’t have to spend every minute of my life with my sister! I can spend it with Hans!” Remember, Anna is like a five-year-old child. She’s lived in the same castle all her life, she’s only had the staff to keep her company, and now, starved from attention and affection, she’s going crazy.


[Hans:] I was thinking the same thing! ‘Cause like 
I’ve been searching my whole life to find my own place
And maybe it’s the party talking or the chocolate fondue


He’s literally been searching his whole life to find his own place–his own place in the kingdom, that is, away from the other 12 of his brothers.

[Anna:] But with you…
[Hans:] But with you

[Hans:] I found my place…
[Anna:] I see your face…


Hans literally finds his place–his place to marry into the throne.


[Both:] And it’s nothing like I’ve ever known before!
Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!

[Anna:] With you!
[Hans:] With you!
[Anna:] With you!
[Hans:] With you!

[Both:] Love is an open door…


An “open door” usually symbolizes a new start or a different path in life. Anna is straying away from her sister and Hans is leaving his family and marrying into the throne alone.

 

 [Hans:] I mean it’s crazy…
[Anna:] What?

[Hans:] We finish each other’s-
[Anna:] Sandwiches!

[Hans:] That’s what I was gonna say!

[Anna:] I’ve never met someone-

[Both:]
Who thinks so much like me!
Jinx! Jinx again!

 


Of course, Hans is faking. It’s really not that hard. Disney song structures are pretty predictable.

[Both:]
Our mental synchronization
Can have but one explanation


[Hans:] You-
[Anna:] And I-
[Hans:] Were-
[Anna:] Just-

[Both:] Meant to be!


Meant to be? Sure, if you say so. Hans had obviously been planning to marry one of the Arendelle sisters, planning for so long, he had everything down to a science.


[Anna:] Say goodbye…
[Hans:] Say goodbye…

[Both:]
To the pain of the past
We don’t have to feel it anymore!


Anna can forget her sister. Hans can forget his brothers. Throughout the song, Hans is pulling Anna farther and farther away from her sister. By the end of the second verse, she accepts.


Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!
Life can be so much more!

[Anna:] With you!
[Hans:] With you!
[Anna:] With you!
[Hans:] With you!

[Both:] Love is an open door…

[Hans:] Can I say something crazy? Will you marry me?

[Anna:] Can I say something even crazier? Yes!


 

Igor Kerraslovic Edmund Alfredaąr: Dog Blogger

Hey! I’m Igor Kerraslovic Edmund Alfredaąr, Ed for short. I’m a 2-year-old Bernese Mountain dog (that’s 14 in human years). Here are some facts about me:

I was born on July 11th, 2012.

I am half Swedish, half Canadian.

I love Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes.

My favourite dessert is a butterscotch almond tart (no chocolate for me!)

I love cuddling up with my master and watching Netflix. Our favourites are SuperWhoLock. (I might not be tech savvy, but I have learned the beautiful arts of fangirling from my awesome master.)

I got my first computer a few months ago and right now I’ve been offered the rare chance to post on my master’s blog. Sometimes, I get to go to other cities, provinces, and even countries! And today (lucky me), I got to fly to Montréal, Québec! During the flight, I took a few photos with my computer*!

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*I will probably get banished from the International Society of Elite Canine Photographers for breaking rule number 1. Well, no, rule number 3: Don’t take a photo with your laptop camera. You will regret it and be ridiculed for life. (Rule number 1: Do not talk about the International Society of Elite Canine Photographers. Rule number 2: DO NOT talk about the International Society of Elite Canine Photographers. )

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Selfie at the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport in Montréal

Here’s my first selfie. I’ve officially given up all hope. (Rule number 4: No selfies. EVER.)

I stayed at the house and relaxed while my master went out for lunch and slushies (#jealous!) After all, a 60-min flight is just over 7 hours to a dog.

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Chillin'.

Today is all rest and relaxation for me, but hopefully tomorrow will be more eventful. Au revoir!

Ed the Bernese Mountain dog

Oh my god! This stuff is AMAZING!

I’m not one to rave about health food trends, but this drink WILL change your life. I recently learned about skinny tea from a friend who said it would help with headaches. 5 minutes and a mug of skinny tea later, I realised she wasn’t lying. Skinny tea really is the next green tea–and the added health benefits are crazy. Low sugar, no fat, vegetarian-friendly, no carb, plus it tastes amazing. All you need are a couple of household staples and a mug. Drinking 7 mugs of skinny tea throughout the day will help you lose and keep off weight, detoxify, boost your immune system, reduce your risk of cancer and heart attacks, improve your complexion, and, to top it all off, it will increase your energy and alertness.

 

The Life Helmet

 

 

So, because I want to share skinny tea with EVERYONE, I’ll post a super-easy skinny tea recipe below. Once you go skinny tea, you never go back. Ever. Like, seriously. This stuff is amazing.

 

Skinny Tea

Makes 1 mug (two servings of skinny tea)

1- In a mug, add two cups of boiling water. Let sit until just hot enough to touch. Slowly swirl in 2 tbsp. of ice water. Refrigerate for 3-5 minutes, or until lukewarm. Reheat in a saucepan until simmering. Ladle into two mugs. Top off with fresh ice water and 2 ice cubes.

 

Do You Want to Build a Dalek?

Warning: This post contains Doctor Who spoilers after Series 7, Episode 4. Read at your own risk.

I actually saw Frozen around five months ago, but I haven’t got around to posting till now. River, after almost killing the Doctor (Series 6, Episode 8 “Let’s Kill Hitler”), has locked herself in her room, trying to protect herself from the Doctor and all others humans and Gallifreyans. I don’t own any of the characters or the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”. The only thing my fabulous brain did was mash them up together.

9th Doctor:

Do you want to build a dalek?
Come on, let’s go exterminate.
I never see you anymore,
Come out the door,
It’s like you’ve gone to Gallifrey!

We used to be  best buddies,
And now we’re not,
I wish you would tell me why!
Do you want to build a dalek?
It doesn’t have to be a dalek.
River:

Go away, Doctor.
Doctor:

Okay, bye.

Time passes and the Doctor is in his 10th regeneration.

10th Doctor:

Do you want to build a dalek?
Or eat fish custard in bed?
I think some company is overdue,
I’ve started talking to
The doctors in my head
(Hang in there, Rose)

It gets a little lonely
All these empty rooms,
Watching the hours tick by
(Tick-tock, tick-tock, the clock ticks backwards)

River’s room is destroyed. Regeneration energy swirls around. 
River:

I’m scared! It’s getting stronger!
Rory:

Getting upset only makes it worse. Calm down.

Rory, with Amy by his side, leans in to console River.

River:

No! Don’t touch me! Please. I don’t want to hurt you.

Rory and Amy prepare to go on a journey to New York City for some reason.

Doctor:

See you in two weeks.

River:

(voice breaking) Do you have to go?

Rory:

You’ll be fine, River.

Rory and Amy board the TARDIS and we see the it caught in a time vortex. In a graveyard, a Weeping Angel zaps Rory back in time. Amy, teary-faced, says her final goodbye to the Doctor (“Wait, isn’t the Doctor in Arendelle?” Um, time travel) and dies.  A curtain is drawn over a painting of Amy and Rory. The Doctor stands alone, clothed in black, at the very graveyard where they died.

11th Doctor:

River? Please, I know you’re in there.
People are asking where you’ve been
They say have courage,
and I’m trying to,
I’m right out here for you
Just let me in

We only have each other
It’s just you and me
What’re we going to do?
(voice cracking ) Do you want to build a snowman?

 

 

 

 

 

Everyday Cosplay #1: April O’Neil

There are two types of cosplay. The first one is full-on cosplay, or the cosplay you would do for special events–premieres, conventions, book signings. If you want to rock the Effie Trinket wig or life-size TARDIS costume, this is the time to do it. Everyday cosplay is the kind of cosplay that you can wear to the store without everyone surrounding you thinking “Must be a geeky comic convention nearby”. It looks regular enough to be street clothes, but to the occasional fangirl/fanboy you encounter, it’s a little hint into your real fandom. I’ll list all prices and websites too. Please suggest ideas in the comments!

Everyday Cosplay #1 is April O’ Neil from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I’ve done the 2012/13 version, featuring a teenage, redhead April. I’d love feedback! P.S. If the image is really blurry, I’ve posted the prices and links below.

Everyday cosplay1

Cuffed jean shorts, $114, Hudson

Black medium height Uggs, $115, Uggs

Under $100:

Leather wrist wrap, $45, Fossil

Blue and white tube socks, $7.45, http://www.polyvore.com/

Black capri leggings, $3.80, Forever 21

Yellow silk headband, $45, http://shop.nordstrom.com

Black jersey tee, $20, American Apparel

April t-shirt, $19, http://www.tvstoreonline.com/

Total: $369.25